Just a curiosity question. I have been working with Dynamo for a year or more, and in my journey and all the examples I have looked at, I have never seen Transaction Start-End node ever used. I only learned about these nodes last week and now that I am implementing them, it has completely cleaned up my node process for when using multiple step transactions. Why are these nodes not more emphasized or used by more users? I admit, I am not one to sit and read from start to finish so I may have missed it but I would assume this is a big one to miss?
Forcing Dynamo to leverage extra transactions isn’t something which is usually necessary.
However there are some cases where it’s a must. These are often around bulk processing files, very large graphs, or editing certain elements which were previously created in the same run.
In fact, I find it best not to use the transaction nodes unless they are absolutely necessary. I could understand breaking up a complicated graph while testing and trying to figure out the logic, but as Jacob mentioned, they’re really only need for graphs that require separate transactions.
I turned 10 dyn files into one, by using transactions, I have a project setup.dyn, where, I:
- copy and excel file from the server to a user document, open the file for editing, where all below is ran from -> (this one is still seperate)
- Create 10 views per level, correctly named
- Create a sheet for each view, and place the view on each sheet, correctly named and numbered
- Create 5 xtra working views for each level, correctly named
- Apply appriate view template to all views
- organize each view and sheet per level in project browser
- Apply correct scope box to each view
- Move views to center of border
- Apply keyplan to each border if needed.
- and all the above in a second node for big project requireing dependent views broken up into areas
these 10 steps took no time to open and close but I could never run them all at once , I implemented Transaction and now I run one node and it does all the above. which I was excited about and wondered why I didn’t see more on these Nodes.
Thanks for the reply